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Which language format to choose for GCP "Logging query language" in the Code Blocks Extension of Google Docs?

Which language format should I choose in the Google Docs Extension "Code Blocks" to get the Logging query language The Logging query language syntax can be thought of in terms of queries ...
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How to stop Google from logging me out?

I have a Google Workspace account, every 2 weeks or so it forces me to re-login in the browser (Chrome). For some reason this never happens on my phone. My PCs/Laptops are just as secure if even more ...
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Keyboard shortcut for horizontal rule in Google Docs?

What is the keyboard shortcut to insert a horizontal rule (horizontal line across the page) in a Google Doc? I tried looking on the Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts (for PC) webpage, but they didn't ...
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Automatically add preformatted header in document with dynamic fields

I have a Google Docs file that gets updated every week. Every week I need to add a new Heading 2 header with this format: Notes meeting - #current_date# - Project #number# - #note_taker# Is there any ...
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Can a Google Doc share link URL be changed?

Is it possible to change or regenerate the share URL for a shared Google Docs/Sheets/etc? For example, it could be useful after having shared it with the "Anyone with the link" option but ...
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Do Google Docs notify users of suggested edits or comments if they no longer have access to the document?

Do Google Docs notify users of suggested edits or comments if they no longer have access to the document? E.g. I have a document shared. Someone makes suggested edits or comments on that document. I ...
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Bulk Check Google Results Count with Google Docs

I need to extract the number of results by a given search in google, for example: 1 I search in Google.es Dinosaurs wallpapers and it returns to me: Approximately 77,000,000 results (0.48 seconds) I ...
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Open all Google Docs in view mode by default regardless of each doc's settings?

Is there a way to set my Google [Workspace] account so that any time I open a link someone has sent me to a Google Doc (or Sheet, Slides, etc.), it always opens in View mode, regardless of the ...
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How to put coloured HTML text in the way that it is shown in a browser into Google Docs?

This is taking up How to copy plain text HTML/formatting method into Google Docs. Taken from How to copy the "tree" command output from Linux Terminal without losing the red/blue/white ...
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changing file names in Google docs

I have have a great amount of files in Google docs, a lot of them are named as this "name 0102030110". I want to change their name, e.g. as "eman 0102030110". There are in great ...
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How to make a google script remove all content in a doc?

I sometimes need to temporarily write something in somewhere. I make a 'Temp' google doc, every times I use it I need to remove the content previously there. I want to make a google apps script to add ...
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How to move cursor to a named bookmark using Google apps script?

I am having trouble moving the cursor to bookmarked locations in Google script.  Overview: I want episodically to update numbers in a Google doc via a Google apps script.  Basically I’m trying to ...
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NETWORKDAYS.INTL Method Changed

Google sheet's NETWORKDAYS.INTL Method supposes to calculate number of working days between two given dates, and consider weekends and holidays. I use this method a lot in my functions, but today I ...
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How to replace dumb quotes with smart quotes in Google Docs

I have a very long story in Google Docs that contains dialog. I just realized that all the quotation marks that I entered using my laptop are "smart quotes" (curly). And all the quotations ...
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How to see the changes for more than one edit in one merged version view in a Google Doc

When I opened a doc after some months, I saw that others had worked on it. I was offered a button: "See new changes" ("See changes since you last viewed this document") There was ...
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How can I configure Google Document to automatically shift all other numbers when I change/add a number?

I have a Google Document with numbered references. Reference numbers point to some figure, as it is typical in patent application. E.g.: FIG. 1 shows an example of a system for natural language ...
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How do I relative the cell value only?

For example I have a sheet and there is a col with cell-like A2 and A2 has a hyperlink. A2 value is 'Apple' and the hyperlink is 'stackexchange.com'. When I am trying to use importrange formula with ...
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Select all occurrences of a word in Google Docs

In MS Word, it is easy to select all occurrences of a word (or any string for that matter) : Open the Find and Replace interface (Ctrl + H → find) Enter the string you are looking for (and select ...
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Is there a simple way of extracting the topic outline of a Google Docs document? [closed]

I'd like to copy the contents of a Google Docs automatic topics outline, the titles/headings that can be shown on the left of a document for navigation. I'd like to manually edit it, use it as the ...
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Check if any cells in one column fall between cells in different columns in Google Sheets

So I'm trying to figure out if any call for service happens during the time frame of another call. The information is set up below like this: | |[A]|[B]|[C]| |:---|:---|:---|:---| |1|"Call Time&...
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How do you create name badges in Google Docs with a background, preferably using Avery?

I am trying to use Google Docs to create name badges that have a background image behind the text. Our company used to have Microsoft Suite and historically, we used the Mail Merge option within the ...
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Present a Google document and an audio file at the same time in Google Meet

I'm a teacher. How can I present a Google document and an audio file at the same time in Google Meet so my students can listen to the audio file and answer the questions presented on the Google ...
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How do I export indentation to a txt file from google docs?

I want to convert a google docs document to a text file preserving indentation. When I copy and paste, or export indentation seems to be lost. Work around I'm looking into exporting to html and then ...
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Regexextract numbers from string

I have a regexextract formula which takes the year from Column A (column) - however this only works if the year is yyyy-yy format - however some of the years are only yyyy and it returns an error Is ...
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Search only headers and/or only in outline of Google Docs

I have a Google Doc with a large outline to move through the doc: If you have more than 100 headers, it is hard to find a header with a word like "MySQL" if that word pops up every now and ...
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How to copy a Google Doc URL with human-readable title?

I'd like to copy a link to a Google doc and paste it in a note-taking app. I'd like the URL link to contain the doc title instead than a seemingly random sequence of characters and digits, so when I ...
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When trying to access Google Docs from Android Firefox, I am stuck on "About" page

I was trying to log in to Google Docs from my phone. I am using Firefox on the phone. When I enter the address docs.google.com I am redirected to google.com/docs/about, which looks like this: The Go ...
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How to copy a native Google Sheets/Docs/Slides file from shared drive to My Drive, natively using Google apps functionality

I want to find out how to copy a native Google Sheets, Docs or Slides file, which is stored in a shared drive on the corporate Google Workspace environment, to my personal G-drive residing in the same ...
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How to copy plain text HTML/formatting method into Google Docs

I currently have a script that generates an amount of text. I want this script to be able to output some text with a formatting style into STDIN (preferably MD/HTML) and I can then paste it into ...
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Can I pull data from a Google Sheet into inline text in a Google Doc?

I am creating exams for my students in Google Docs and would like to easily change the values and answer options without having to do all the math each time. I would like to have a google sheet where ...
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How can i make a formula to determine payment types

I am having trouble nesting and using multiple criteria. I want a column to determine if payment type was CASH, CHECK or WAITING depending on if the cells for Check# and Payment are containing data. ...
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How to make the page width for text broader in Google Docs?

I need to have more space for text in my Google Docs, but under Format and Edit, I cannot find how to make the page width wider. Where are these page settings in Google Docs?
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How to copy and paste HTML (including images) from password protected pages?

I want to copy HTML (including images) from a web page to google docs. This works fine if the web page is public. But if the page needs a login, then the images are not inserted into google docs. I ...
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How do I find the appearance rate of one list of cells in another list of cells? [closed]

I imported all of the data from my iTunes library into a Google sheet for my own amusement, and I want to know by album how many songs from each album I thought were good enough to put in my "...
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Copy-paste from Google Docs edited in suggestion mode without deleted text

When a Google Doc has been edited in suggestion mode, both added and deleted parts of text are marked up. When I now mark a part of the document and copy/paste, the deleted sections are in included in ...
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How can I render a Google Sheets Cell's value in a Google Doc?

Currently, it is possible to click a cell in Google Sheets and "get a link", however, when this "link" to the cell is inserted in a Google Doc, it hyperlinks to the Google Docs app,...
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Is there a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup?

I want to use only keyboard so I wonder if there is a keyboard shortcut in Google Docs for accepting the suggestion showed in the autocorreptor popup.
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Pageless Google Doc using parameters? [closed]

As you know, there's a pageless mode in Google Docs that allows you to remove the borders of a document. https://support.google.com/docs/answer/11528737 I want that because I'm embedding documents in ...
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How do I search for PDF non-embed fonts?

I am trying to upload a pdf to KDP Amazon Publishing. My book was created in google docs. I save to print PDF and upload the paperback manuscript, but it has non-standardized fonts. How do I find the ...
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Replacing text of links in google sheets

I have a bunch of links in cells in my google sheets. I want to replace all the text of them all just to say "LINK" so that when I click on them it's still hyperlinked to the correct site. ...
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Do Add-ons Travel with Google-Docs?

Add-ons provides functionality beyond what Google provides. If a shared document is constructed using this new functionality, does the editor have complete access to the incremental functionality of ...
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Google Docs: references to a field

A report typed in Google docs refers to the same incident date. Is it possible to define the first instance of this date as the "incidentDate" field and insert a reference (copy of the ...
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How do I display an alternative charchter in a Doc that is pulling data from a sheet?

I have created an HTML form (not a Google Form) that populates a Google Sheet. The form has both text inpt and checkboxes (multiples of each.) On the Google Sheet, if a checkbox is checked on the ...
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How to revert docx file to its original state after it was opened in gdocs?

At work, we use Google Drive as the repository for most files. Some of these files are Microsoft Office files : .docx (Word), .xslx (Excel), .pptx (Powerpoint). Let's take the case of a .docx file. If ...
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When "Last modified" date in Google Drive can be different than "Last edit" date in corresponding document?

Up until now I was more than sure that "Last modification" date in Google Drive's column and "Last edit" date in Google Docs for the very same document / file must be exactly the ...
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Images in Google Docs Blurrying When Viewed In Mobile Browser [duplicate]

Images embedded in Google Docs look great when viewed on a Desktop. but when viewed in iPhone Safari browser, they're all blurry. would make sense if it was the other way around. is there anything i ...
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Is It Possible To Shink Margins In Google Docs When Viewed in Mobile Browser

I've created some Google Docs that look great on the desktop, but when viewed with iPhone Safari (in portrait orientation), the margins are so wide it squeezes the content inward too much. Is it ...
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Can You Create A Google Site From An Existing Google Docs Folder?

I already have an extensive Google Drive "site" containing around 100 documents, which contain links to each other. Is there anyway to transfer these files to Google Sites, to at least seed ...
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Google Sheets Pie Chart - Display Actual Value Below Label, not in pie chart?

I know I can get the actual value to show up in the pie chart, i.e. on the slice. However I want the percentage in the pie chart (which I can get to show up) since it is more likely to fit in a slice ...
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Avoid keeping adding numbers in headings in Google Docs

I am using a modified version taken from this useful answer to get numbers in my Google Docs Header 2: function myFunction() { var pars = DocumentApp.getActiveDocument().getParagraphs(); var ...
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